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A jewel in the DIA crown!

As newcomers to Detroit two years ago, one of the first things we did was to 
become members of the... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
1927 Restored Theater; Movies of Full Screen

Detroit is riddled with gems and many of them are coming back to life. Thanks to a beautiful... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Detroit, Michigan
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Apr 8, 2018
“A jewel in the DIA crown!”
Apr 8, 2017
“Good Experience”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 48202-4008
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

As newcomers to Detroit two years ago, one of the first things we did was to 
become members of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), finding the museum to be a treasure-trove of wonderful 
artifacts, activities, and experiences. It is a true Detroit gem. Among...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I came here on a date to watch After the Storm on a Saturday night. The theater is big and is quite nice for a movie theater. The architecture was more akin to those theaters that held musicals and performances. The chairs were decently comfortable....More

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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Detroit is riddled with gems and many of them are coming back to life. Thanks to a beautiful restoration this theater returns the glamor of theater going. Their web site gives complete information and annotated lists of scheduled showings. The theater was packed for all...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2017

We went here to see the Oscar nominated short films. I do this every year. It is excellent! There is lots of seating so you can spread out. My suggestion is to sit in the balcony. There is much better viewing up there because it...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting for great films. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Easy parking. Great cafe upstairs.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

A Sunday afternoon at the DFT watching an animated, classic, or foreign film is time well spent. The theatre is stunning, a throwback to when going to the movies was an elegant outing. And if you're hungry, the Crystal Cafe has delicious teas, coffees, and...More

1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Wonderful theatre inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. Interesting film selections not shown in general distribution theatres. Both classic and current films, with emphasis on foreign film. Upstairs is a beautiful cafe serving snacks and beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic). A perfect place for a...More

Thank Rebecca Bouts B
Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have mad mad love for the DFT. This is hands down one of my favorite places to go to in the city. First of all, this theatre is GORGEOUS. What a treat to watch a movie in such beautiful surroundings with so much history....More

1  Thank Kathleen S
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